Monday, January 22, 2007
This past sunday was mainly dedicated to blacksmithing.
My forge and other set-up need a lot of improvements.
Here is what needs to be changed:
- The blower is attached to a tin can and the flow of air directed through first, 2 plastic pipes, then 2 metal pipes. But the plastic pipes could melt from the radiated heat 9not conduction through the metal pipe). I remedied that by placing 2 bricks to isolate the plastic, but metal pipes should be longer, or I should use all metal connections.
- When connected to the pipes, the blowers debit of air is significantly reduced: this is due to the reduction in diameter of the pipe, and that the blower is not powerfull enough (this is not a complain, and I am very gratefull to Jens from the Oakwood forge who gave it to me). What I could do would be to add a third pipe.
- Maybe improve the walls of the forge. Add a top?
- Install my railtrack anvil on a solid stable stab of wood, or other stand.
Hammer- on !!